21st-century leadership

Organisations today face significantly different challenges from those of the past.


For example; more diverse workforces, greater technological change, more mobile workforces, more women aspiring to lead in male dominated organisations and industries.  .


 In light of these changes it seems reasonable to assume leaders will need to consider alternative approaches to leadership.   


Write an essay explaining ONE major challenge facing organisations in the near FUTURE, choosing from the selection below.  You should identify the specific focus and the implications set in a particular organisation or industry of your choice the kind of leadership and negotiation capabilities that are required to secure successful outcomes. 




Use of non-conventional employment agreements such as zero hours contracts, part time or temporary workers


Issues of gender in male dominated workplaces


Leading a multi-generational workforce


Leading in increasingly technological dominated workplaces


Leading a diverse workforce



Show how theory informs practice to develop solutions (you should be sure to cover leadership in terms of the process as covered in the lecture series – including all aspects of the process; person, influence, individual/groups and goals). Your work should be in essay format 2000 Words only.


Marking criteria for assessment 2

Coherent and convincing identification of a major challenge facing organisations in the contemporary world 20%

Identification of relevant leadership and negotiation concepts, and insightful application to the essay topic 25%

Evidence of reading from a range of sources; careful referencing 15%

Critical and independent thinking 15%

Good structure: an effective introduction and conclusion, logical organisation of material, effective use of paragraphs, integration of all sections into a unitary whole 15%


Clear expression of ideas, well edited, high standard of presentation and attention to details 10%

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